NEW DELHI: Delhi’s Covid-19 tally breached the 2.38 lakh mark with 4,127 fresh cases on Friday. Thirty fresh fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 4,907, officials said. According to the Delhi government’s health bulletin, a total of 61,037 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases stands at 2,38,828, out of which 2,01,671patients have either recovered, migrated out or been discharged while there are 32,250 active cases. The positivity rate stands at 6.76%. The number of containment zones has increased to 1,751, the government said.
The capital ranks fifth among all states in terms of fatalities due to Covid-19 though its population is much lesser than states, such as Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, where more than 5,000 people have died due to the viral infection. Maharashtra has recorded more than 31,000 deaths, data shared by the state shows.
The occupancy of ICU beds, with and without ventilator support, in both public and private hospitals designated for Covid-19 continues to increase.
On Friday, 7,048 out of 14,989 Covid beds were occupied. The occupancy of ICU beds with and without ventilator support stood at 61% and 68%, respectively.
Lady Hardinge Medical College, Apollo, Sri Balaji Action, Aakash Healthcare, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and many other private hospitals didn’t have a single vacant bed for Covid-19 patients requiring ICU support.
Health experts stress the need to follow social distancing measures and wearing masks in public places to avoid a crisis situation.



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